South Leeds Roundup: Artichokes and Ancestors


Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook.

Dymaite WR CentreOur jumping off point this week (geddit?) is Leeds Dynamite who have photos on their Facebook Page from their performance at the White Rose Centre today. They were marking the opening of their sponsors Frankie & Benny new restaurant and raising funds for their US trip.

Friends of Holbeck Cemetery report on their blog the trip of descendants of Adam Paton who is buried in the cemetery. Paton was something of an engineer and patented several technical improvements to printing machinery. It’s great to see the enthusiasm that the Friends show when contacted by relatives.

As we reported last week, Beeston food blogger, Ewan Mitchell was Person of the UK last week. He reports on what the nation was eating for tea last week on his blog Tonight’s Menu. The list includes everything from artichoke omelette to vague curry!

The Leeds Citizen asks on his blog if Education is the new key to regeneration? As we’ve reported Leeds City College will open their campus in September at the old Alf Cooke printworks on Hunslet Road and a new high school has been given the green light. Mr Citizen adds that Leeds College of building are making a pre-submission presentation the planning committee to move their campus to the former Yorkshire Chemicals site on Black Bull Street.

Aire Valley HomesFacebook Page is always a good source of information. They have news of Cottingley In Bloom, a new voluntary sector website Doing Good Leeds, the Leeds Citizens’ panel and several job opportunities.

Beeston Festival have launched a new Facebook Page with details of the many acts that will be performing on Saturday 8th June including Leeds rap’n’rock favourites Middleman, Zimbabweans Harare and East Steel.

Leeds GATE has and interesting blog on its website about financial inclusion and the issues that Universal Credit will pose – budgeting, bank accounts, direct debits, etc. Whilst these apply to many people, the gipsies and travellers often encounter extra problems, for example when trying to open a bank account. Luckily Leeds GATE is here to help.